Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature was originally written for a cast of five and, under the title Battle Cry of Freedom, grew to a cast of six and a full production at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Lyme, Connecticut in 1996. The director was noted Broadway actor Ron Holgate, winner of a Tony Award for his performance in the original cast of 1776.
After its successful premiere at Goodspeed, the show was retitled and had a run off-Broadway in 1999, with an original cast recording. This was followed by a production at Washington’s Ford’s Theatre in 2000, generating rave reviews and nearly $1.5 million in ticket sales.
After the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in Springfield, Illinois, Reunion was the first outside play mounted in its Union Theatre.
Since then, it has been performed by regional and community theatres around the country, and the script and score are published by Samuel French, Inc., who also arrange performing licenses.
Praise from the Press
Highlights and links to full reviews and articles from many previous productions, along with a one-page flyer of review highlights.
Ford's Theatre Production
Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature had a 3-month run of nightly standing ovations and sold-out houses at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.
Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature was produced for a commercial off-Broadway run at the Theatre Row Theatre in New York.
Goodspeed Opera House Production
Reunion had its world premiere under its original title, BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM, at the Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Opera House in May 1996
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Reunion was the first licensed production staged in the Union Theatre at the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
Reunion Highlight Video
Footage from live performances off-Broadway and the New York State Theatre Institute, music, photos and the PBS review.